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Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force

The county of Santa Cruz and the cities of Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Watsonville have begun a study of future garbage disposal options. Future disposal options under consideration include a new landfill in Santa Cruz County, transfer of refuse to landfills in other communities outside of Santa Cruz County, composting, and emerging waste conversion technologies.  This on-going process includes identifying and studying various sites across our county for construction of these facilities. These studies are being conducted by the Santa Cruz County Department of Public Works, under direction of the Integrated Waste Management Local Task Force.

Local Task Force Members

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, September 1, 3-5pm County of Santa Cruz Board Chambers Agenda

Thursday, December 1, 3-5pm   City of Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Tony Hill Rm.

Meeting schedule for 2017 will be determined at the December 1 Mtg.


Recycling and Solid Waste

Main Office
701 Ocean Street, Room 410
Santa Cruz, California 95060
(831) 454-2160

Buena Vista Landfill
(831) 454-2430 or
(831) 454-5154

Ben Lomond Transfer Station
(831) 454-2430 or
(831) 336-3951

Email Public Works

Kasey Kolassa
Recycling and Solid Waste Services

Tim Goncharoff
Integrated Waste Management
Programs Coordinator

Beau Hawksford
ZeroWaste Administrative Analyst

Mike Torrecillas
Operations Superintendent

Lisa Fusco
Cashiering Facilities Supervisor